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2009 Honda Civic vs. Its Competition

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid

The new Volkswagen Jetta TDI sports real-world highway fuel economy in the 40s, with cleaner emissions than diesels of the past, and it’s a much more settled choice for highway driving.

The Honda Civic GX uses natural gas, not gasoline, to provide good power and fuel economy; its range is rather short, but it’s even more economical to run than a hybrid if you have access.

The Toyota Prius has been a pioneer in hybrid vehicles.

The current Prius has good interior room and strong fuel economy, along with hatchback utility; an all-new Prius is expected very soon, as a 2010 model.

2009 Honda Civic Hybrid 2009 Honda Civic
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Quick Specs
8.6
The 2009 Honda Civic is a very livable fuel-economy champ.
7.8
The 2008 Toyota Prius isn’t that entertaining a car to drive, but it delivers exceptional fuel economy and a roomy interior.
MSRP From  
$15,305$21,500$16,700
Gas Mileage  
21 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy48 MPG City / 45 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 49 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas I4Gas/Electric I4Gas I4
EPA Class  
CompactMid-sizeCompact
Style Name  
2-Door Manual DX5-Door HB Base (GS)4-Door Sedan GL Manual
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront-Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
2 Door Coupe5 Door Liftback4 Door Sedan GL
Transmission  
ManualCVTManual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2009 Honda Civic vs. 2008 Toyota Prius2009 Honda Civic vs. 2001 Volkswagen Jetta